Kick-off event on Socioeconomic Impact of Research

We invite you to a full day dedicated to the Foundation’s research programme on the socioeconomic impact of research. This is the second year the Foundation awards grants to projects focusing on the socioeconomic impact of research in Denmark. The 2017 theme is “Socioeconomic impact of research in health and disease”.

 

The purpose of the workshop is to learn about three new projects awarded funding this year, and to facilitate knowledge dissemination from the existing projects that were awarded funding in 2016.

 

Bringing together researchers with policy makers and practitioners offers an opportunity for knowledge dissemination beyond academia, and an excellent opportunity for both within- and cross-sector networking and collaboration. With this event the Foundation endeavors to support the creation of cross-disciplinary networks and cross-institutional networks, also across borders.

 

The project research teams will present their research agenda and progress so far. The teams are led by a principal investigator located at a Danish research institution, but the teams are both cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional bringing together numerous researchers from a range of countries. Therefore, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to learn about research designs, data collection, database construction, and how to organize and work as a unit in a virtual setting. Furthermore the research teams will learn from each other and can utilize synergies between their projects.

 

The event will be divided into two major sessions:

 

Morning session: Progress on the 2016 projects focusing on the societal impact of research (link to projects)

  • Welcome, Thomas Alslev Christensen, Head of Operations and Impact Assessment, Novo Nordisk Fonden
  • The purpose of the program and reflections based on project applications received, Volker Then, grant committee member.
  • Presentation of the three ongoing projects
    • Anders Sørensen, professor, Dept. of Economics, Copenhagen Business School "The Socioeconomic Importance of Research-based Education”
    • Marcel Bogers, associate professor, Dept. of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen  "Investigating the microfoundations of socioeconomic impact of university-industry relations"
    • Hans Christian Kongsted, professor, Dept. of Innovation and Organizational Economics, Copenhagen Business School "Investments, incentives, and the impact of Danish research (TRIPLE-I)"
  • Panel discussion with engagement from the audience: Synergies between the projects, stakeholders, and what the Foundation can do to promote synergies and collaboration

 

Afternoon session: Kick-off for the three new 2017 projects within “Socioeconomic impact of research in health and disease”

  • Introduction by Jon Sussex, committee member and chief economist at RAND Europe
  • Presentation of the three new projects awarded funding in 2017
    • Mette Gørtz, associate professor, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen “Behavioral Responses to Health innovations and the Consequences for Socioeconomic Outcomes”
      Link to video presentation
    • Mickael Bech, Professor and director, VIVE – The Danish Centre of Applied Social Science “Socioeconomic impact of policy instruments for health research dissemination (INFORMED)”
      Link to video presentation
    • Karsten Vrangbæk, Professor, Political Science and Public Health Departments, University of Copenhagen “Equity and the socioeconomic impact of disease management programs in Denmark (EQUIP)”
      Link to video presentation
  • Panel discussion with engagement from the audience: Synergies between the projects, stakeholders, and what the Foundation can do to promote synergies and collaboration

 

We hope to see you here for an exciting day devoted to the impact of research on society.

 

Organising team

Rikke Nørding Christensen, Scientific Officer, PhD, Impact Assessment, rinc@novo.dk
Henrik Barslund Fosse, Scientific Officer, PhD, Impact Assessment, hbf@novo.dk

 

Novo Nordisk Fonden - Tuborg Havnevej 19 - 2900 - Hellerup